PerspectivePHYLOGENETICS

Which Mammalian Supertree to Bark Up?

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Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1709-1711
DOI: 10.1126/science.1059434

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Understanding how mammals evolved will be essential to interpreting comparisons between the human genome and the genomes of other mammals. In a Perspective, Springer and de Jong explain new work that combines both molecular and morphological published data sets to yield a new supertree of mammalian relationships that has features of both traditional morphological supertrees and the newer plethora of molecular supertrees.

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